Implementation — How we Live

Support emergency service responders

How we Live

The County's Public Safety Training Campus provides a world-class facility with staff support and diverse training opportunities.

Support effective fire and ambulance services through investigation of mechanisms to better recruit, retain, and train fire and ambulance volunteers in addition to exploring ways to more equitably and effectively fund fire and ambulance organizations.


Across the Commonwealth, fire and ambulance volunteerism has been in decline as costs to provide these services have increased.


The county will continue to support recruitment efforts for volunteers as well as training opportunities, and seek mechanisms to increase public awareness of the value of these services. The county will increase coordination with municipalities and local providers regarding the most effective and equitable mechanisms to meet the financial needs of local providers. Mechanisms to achieve these goals could include increased regionalization of service providers and information sharing on successful funding formulas in place within the county.

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